Project Copernicus planned FTP model

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Project Copernicus planned FTP model

Published on: August 18, 2012 at 20:00
Updated on: Aug 20, 2012 at 13:31
By TJSonntag

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Curt Schilling, the former 38 Studios founder, is still talking about the abandoned MMO Project Copernicus. The game was planned to be free to play, according to Schilling, and would have used a micro-transaction revenue model.

Schilling said that although he was initially against a free to play model, the investors he spoke with had little interest in a subscription based project. That’s what eventually changed his mind. Unfortunately, 38 Studios crashed and burned back in May, leaving Project Copernicus unfinished, 400 employees out of a job, and millions of dollars in taxpayer backed loans unpaid.

While subscription model MMOs aren’t dead yet, and the free to play model is definitely gaining ground with developers and players alike. What do you think? Should future MMOs use FTP or subs to ensure the best chance for future content and ongoing maintenance?



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